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University of Texas - Rio Grande Valley
Texas, United States
Salary Not specified
Start date
Oct 31, 2023


Posting Number: SRGV6709
Number of Vacancies: 1
Location: Edinburg, Texas
Department: School of Medicine / Education and Academic Affairs
FLSA: Exempt

Scope of Job:
Provide administrative and technical expertise to the Standardized Patient (SP) Program by organizing and implementing SP teaching and assessment activities for use in various university and health science student programs.

Description of Duties:
• Training of SPs for teaching and assessment sessions:
o Coordinates the development of training material for SP cases portrayal, including checklist guides.
o Conducts training sessions for SPs.
o Assists with SP orientations on policies & procedures.
o Creates and implements SP work schedule.
o Ensures appropriate SP coverage and backup plan for unexpected SP issues.
• Monitors SP performance for accuracy and appropriateness of feedback.
• Recruits, screens and interviews potential SPs as needed.
• Coordinates the development of training and educational materials for SPs and student groups.
• Schedules, monitors and documents SP performances.
• Provides feedback to SPs quarterly regarding job performance.
• Provides accurate accounting of SP payroll and other administrative details as needed.
• Provides administrative and technical duties for SP Programs:
o Maintains SP database
o Assists in all technical and logistical requirements for SP sessions.
o Maintains working relationships with school faculty.
o Assists in the design and update of SP script scenarios.
• Collaborates with Simulation Center, Director to plan, develop, and implement student exercises.
• Participates in research and scholarly activities.
• Performs other duties as assigned.

Supervision Received:
General supervision from assigned supervisor.

Supervision Given:
Direct supervision of assigned staff.

Required Education:
• Bachelor’s degree in a Health related field from an accredited university,• Or a combination of the education and experience based on a one-on-one basis.

Preferred Education:


Required Experience:
• One (1) year experience in some type of medical education and/or SP Training (to include knowledge and understanding of the use of Standardized Patients in medical teaching)
• Or a combination of the education and experience based on a one-on-one basis.

Preferred Experience:
Experience in recruitment, training, supervision and monitoring of Standardized Patients.

Use of standard office equipment.

Working Conditions:
Needs to be able to successfully perform all required duties. Office Environment; some travel and weekend work is required.

Demonstrated ability to collaborate & work within a team. Excellent customer service skills. Excellent computer, and written and oral communication skills. Demonstrated attention to detail, highly organized, self-motivated, and ability to work with limited supervision.

Physical Capabilities: n/a
Employment Category: Full-Time
Minimum Salary: Commensurate with Experience
Posted Salary: Commensurate with Experience
Position Available Date: 05/15/2023
Grant Funded Position: No
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EEO Statement:
It is the policy of The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley to promote and ensure equal employment opportunities for all individuals without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information or protected veteran status. In accordance with the requirements of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, as amended, our University is committed to comply with all government requirements and ensures non-discrimination in its education programs and activities, including employment. We encourage women, minorities and differently abled persons to apply for employment positions of interest.

Special Instructions to Applicants:
Dear Applicant, Human Resources will not be held responsible for redacting any confidential information from the documents you attach with your application. The confidential information includes the following: *Date of Birth *Gender *Ethnicity/Race Please make sure that you omit this information prior to submission. We are advising that Human Resources will be forwarding your application to the department as per your submission. The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley reserves the right to discontinue accepting applications prior to the stated close date of this position, after meeting the posting requirement of three (3) calendar days. If you have any questions, please visit our Careers site at for detailed contact information.

Additional Information:
UTRGV is a distributed location institution and working location is subject to change based on need.

All UTRGV employees are required to have a criminal background check (CBC). Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Substitutions to the above requirements must have prior approval from the VP of HR & Talent Development .

To apply, visit jeid-25a2ec9c73e2cf4ea643c3bf34fb7e8f

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